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March 2017



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where did you turn when you turned from me with your arms across your chest?

Things I've read since I checked in last:

#13: Terry Pratchett, Guards, Guards.

The first Pratchett I've read since I burned out on Discworld in college. Clever and well-written, as you would expect of Pterry. But I'm not really in love, because it's not really my sort of thing.

#14: Greg Bear, Quantico.

Very clever, and I liked the female lead a lot, though I kept having issues with the romance plot, and I felt as if the male characters were a bit one-note.

#15: Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels

Yes, I suffer for my art.

#16: Jim C. Hines, The Stepsister Scheme

I really liked this, which surprised me, because light fantasy is usually not my thing--see above, Pratchett. But this is a charming smart little book that handles some hard topics well.

Good job, Jim!

#17: Sharman Apt Russell, Hunger: An Unnatural History

Surprisingly good.

#18: Christopher Wills, Yellow Fever, Black Goddess

Full of nifty horrible details I will be using.

#19: Todd Tucker, The Great Starvation Experiment

Fascinating topic, manipulative treatment. Not bad for all that, anyway, but I would have liked less melodrama.

#20: Neil Gaiman, Odd & the Frost Giants (ARC)

This is awfully cute, and full of all the shiny, shiny detail I expect of Neil's mythological work. I'd buy it for kids I know.


Read, at least, all the rest of them with Vimes in them. He gets -- more and more interesting. Until you get to Night Watch and Thud, and you're in literature land, only with humor and a terrible sorrow.
She's pretty awesome. Thank you!
Glad you enjoyed it!
Thank you for the book! *g*
I am so glad to see that I'm not the only person who doesn't care for Pratchett. I can see how other people like the books but they really just aren't my thing at all.
I don't really either, but in hearing why other people do (I worked four years in a bookstore as the only person who didn't like Pratchett all that much) I come to wonder if it'll come upon me with age. It's...a specific kind of comfort book.
Yeah. For me, I think they don't work too well because in general for me comfort books don't work too well.
*nodnod* They don't work for me for similar reasons. Or...the things I find comforting are rather odd compared to the conventional list.
Pratchett's writing keeps getting darker and better as it goes -- so if you bounced off his early work, you might fare better with his later stuff.
The three I read were The Truth, Guards, Guards and Thud. I think they're mid-later? Just didn't really float my boat, alas.
You're probably impervious to Pratchett, then. :)
Yep, I suspect. *g*

I will try again when I'm 40 or so and see what happens then. :)